Vivienne Bartley

Vivienne Bartley is a chartered Physiotherapist and a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) for the last 15 years. She is passionate about health and wellbeing in general and has a special interest in Women’s Health having undertaken further studies in the area.

She also treats all musculoskeletal conditions, particularly being interested in getting to the root of acute and chronic conditions. Having first qualified as a fitness instructor (National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness) she completed a Diploma in Physiology and Health Science from Carlow Institute of Technology, graduating with a distinction, giving her a background in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. She then went on complete her degree in Physiotherapy at Bradford University England. She is also a member of the Irish Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (ISOM).

She is also a qualified Bowen (Neurostructural Integration Technique) practitioner which is a ‘stand-alone’ soft tissue therapy recommended for chronic pain and fibromyalgia. Being a qualified Pilates and Yoga teacher, she likes to combine elements of Pilates and Yoga in all classes. Vivienne is also an accomplished sportswoman having represented Ireland internationally in soccer.

She is qualified in myofascial, soft tissue, and joint manipulation techniques, dry needling, orthotic prescription, exercise prescription and biomechanics assessment.

Lindsay Carolan

Lindsay graduated from the University of Salford with BSc (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitation and is amember of BASRAT (British association of sports rehabilitators and trainers). Lindsay specialises in Musculoskeletal injuries and injury rehabilitation and aims to help clients move and perform optimally.Lindsay has a great interest in exercise and loves to incorporate exercise into her treatment. As a rehab therapist Lindsay strives to make patients feel fitter and stronger while helping to return to their sport or evening making them feel comfortable in a gym setting.

As part of her university experience Lindsay was lucky enough to work closely with professional and semi professional sports teams and learned a vast amount from her time with the teams. As well as working with teams Lindsay worked in the university of Salford sports injury clinic providing a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription. Prior to go going to Manchester, Lindsay also studied sports therapy at Cavan institute for two years.

Lindsay is also an accomplished Irish dancer, holding provincial, all Ireland and world medals.Lindsay danced for 15 years and is now finishing grades to become an Irish dancing teacher.Due to her background in competitive dancing she understands the stress, strain and injuries that can effect the body as a result of all types of physical activities.

Ciara Harkin

Ciara graduated from Teesside University with a BSc in Physiotherapy and is a chartered physiotherapist and a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist and CORU. Since graduating in 2017, Ciara has worked in the UK and gained valuable experience working within the NHS in both musculoskeletal and respiratory.

Prior to completing her physiotherapy degree, Ciara studied an ITEC sports therapy course in Cavan Institute for 2 years where she gained experience in treating sports injuries. Ciara is passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the rehabilitation of sports injuries and works along side many of her local GAA teams, providing pitch side first aid and pre & post game assistance and provides rehabilitation for players to return to sport.

Ciara is trained in both dry needling and orthotic prescription and utilises these both frequently in clinic. Ciara attends many outside of work training course and is eager to progress her knowledge within physiotherapy.

Cormac Clarke 

Graduated from Athlone Institute of Technology with a BSc (Hons) in Athletic Therapy 

Cormac is the Athletic Therapist for the Kildalkey Senior, Intermediate and Junior hurlers and is interacting with sports injuries on a regular basis. He also covers matches for Meath based Gaelic football clubs in his spare time.

He has a keen interest in prehab and rehab and is a big promoter of exercise for those suffering from injury. He also has a particular interest in functional rehab sessions which aims to help individuals return to optimal performance levels.

Cormac has been trained in manual therapy techniques such as mobilisations, muscle energy techniques and soft/deep tissue massage and has completed his CPD course in dry needling.

Padraig Mc Hale

Padraig graduated from Coventry University with a B.Sc in Physiotherapy and is a chartered physiotherapist and a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist and CORU. Since graduating in 2017, Padraig has worked in the UK and broad experience working within the NHS in both musculoskeletal primary and secondary care as well as the acute care setting.

Prior to completing his physiotherapy degree, Padraig also gained a B.Sc in Health Science and Physiotherapy in Sligo I.T. in 2014. He has also completed  ITEC Diplomas in Holistic Massage, Sports Massage and Reflexology. Padraig has a keen interest in Health promotion,  Physiotherapy and the Rehabilitation of sports injuries. During his time in the UK, he has also gained experience in Pitchside Physiotherapy working alongside Rugby League and Gaelic Football Teams.”

Valerie Devine

Valerie joined the Bodybalance team in 2016 and plays an important role as our Office Manager. Valerie provides liaison between the therapists and clients at our clinic. She has a long history of working in the service industry with the general public.

Valerie prides herself on customer care and understands the importance of client confidentiality. She strives to make the clinic a pleasant environment for the customers and to provide them with any administrative help needed.